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    1805 Half Dime, VF30
    V-1, LM-1, Only Dies for the Year

    1805 H10C VF30 ANACS. V-1, LM-1, R.4. Ocean-blue and tan-gold embrace this midgrade rare date half dime. Refreshingly unabraded. Though the F in OF is weakly impressed, the strike is sharp for an 1805, which is often seen with a partial right wing. The sole die pair for the date, and not much more available than the famous 1802.
    From the collection of Donald E. Bently, sold for the benefit of the Bently Foundation.(Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# 232A, PCGS# 4272)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Numismatic Background and Census of 1802 Half Dimes: A Classic American Rarity
    This 64-page book cites mintage and rarity estimates by prominent numismatists and documents the currently known 1802 half dime appearances. Each of the 32 documented examples includes an enlarged obverse/reverse photograph, the author's assigned grade, the provenance of each coin, auction prices realized or dealer fixed asking price, and a unique serial number for each specimen that will facilitate retrieval for research, cataloging, or price-information purposes. Reserve your copy of this remarkable volume for just $29.95 today.
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